Where can I find Spiritual Enlightenment?

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What does it mean to be Saved?.



    What does it mean to be saved? It means to be rescued. To be rescued, "Salvation", is a free gift from God. A gift that will remove the penalty that we have imposed on ourselves for disobeying God, for doing things our way instead of His. In the following paragraphs I will explain what sin is, how it came into our lives, and how to ask God to remove it, and its penalty. Please read the following information with an open mind and you may end with a clean heart.

In all of life there is nothing more wonderful than discovering peace with God.

Step 1 to this discovery is realizing: God's Plan-Peace and Life
God loves you and wants you to experience peace and life - Abundant and Eternal.
The Bible says..."We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" Romans 5:1. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" John 3:16. "...I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full" John 10:10.



Since God planned for us to have peace, and the abundant life right now, why are most
people not having this experience?


Step 2 is acknowledging: Man's Problem - Separation
God created man in His own Image and gave him an abundant life. He did not make him as a
robot to automatically love and obey Him, but gave him a will and freedom of choice. Man chose to
disobey God and go his own willful way. Man still makes this choice today. This results in
SEPARATION from God.


                       Holy God                                                    sinful man


                                                        man's choice

The Bible says..."For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23. " For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 6:23.

Man through the ages has tried to bridge this gap in many ways...without success...


                       Holy God                                                     sinful man
                                                        good works
                                                            religion
                                                          philosophy
                                                            morality

There is only one remedy for this problem of separation.

Step 3 is Recognizing: Gods Remedy - The Cross
Jesus Christ is the only answer to this problem of separation. When Jesus Christ died on the Cross
and rose from the grave, He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap from God to man.


                       Holy God              Jesus Christ                   sinful man

"For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave
himself as a ransom for all men..
." I Timothy 2:5-6a.

The Bible says:...:"But God demonstrated His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners,
Christ died for us
." Romans 5:8.
"Jesus said, I am The Way, and The Truth and The Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" John 14:6.
"For it is by grace that you have been saved, by faith - and this not of yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2: 8-9.
 


God has provided the Only way... man must make the choice...

Step 4 is: Man's Response - Receive Christ
We must TRUST JESUS CHRIST and RECEIVE HIM by personal invitation.
The Bible says..."Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and he with Me" Revelations 3:20.


                        Holy God              Jesus Christ                  sinful man
                         Forgiveness                                                           sin
                             Peace                                                             longing
                       Abundant Life                                                     frustration
                         Eternal Life                                                           guilt
                      Joy, Happiness                                                  lack of purpose

"Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God..." John 1:12.

Is there a good reason why you cannot receive Jesus Christ right Now?

You Must:
1. Admit your need ( I am a sinner).
2. Be willing to turn from your sins (repent, change your ways).
3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you (on the cross).
4. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life.
(Receive Him as savior and Lord.)

You may voice these 4 points to God in your own words, or use the example prayer that follows.
The words are not the most important part of this time, It is the condition of your heart.

Let's talk to God;

Dear Father God,
I know that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite you to come into my heart and life. I want to trust you as my savior and follow you as my Lord. 

                                                                                   In Jesus Name, Amen.



God's Assurance - His Word
Did you pray this Prayer?
    The Bible says..."Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved" Romans 10:13.
Did you sincerely ask Jesus Christ to come into your Life? Where is He right now? What do you
now have? That's right, Eternal Life, and the Spirit of God with you.
The Bible says..."He that has the Son, has Life. He that does not have the Son, does not have life. I write this things to you, that believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may KNOW that you have Eternal life" I John 5:12 -13.

    If you have prayed this prayer for the very first time, or if you have made a commitment to return to a life with Christ, we encourage you to find a New Testament Church in your neighborhood, and attend there the very next opportunity. Call the Pastor of that church, and tell him what you have done. He will be very excited to help you follow in the steps of Jesus Christ.

    We are also very excited about your decision and would like to help you in your new commitment to Jesus. Please Email Us and let us share in your Joy. You have made the greatest decision you will ever make in your Life and we are very happy for you. Right now, Angels are singing in Heaven, Glory to God for He is Worthy of Praise!


    We want to encourage you to read your Bible every day. If you don't have one Email us and we will get you one. By reading the Bible, you will get to know Jesus better. Secondly, talk to God everyday in prayer. He is your best friend, Tell Him what is going on in your life, and then listen quietly for Him to answer you. The third thing we would encourage you to do is tell others about Jesus, and your decision. And finally, Worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a church in your community where Jesus Christ is preached.


Praise God! This is truly a great day! God Bless you as you go!






Special thanks to the Korean Baptist Church Development Board
for the use of their "Steps to Peace with God." You can reach them at:
1-73 Yoi Do Dong, Young Dung Po Ku,
Seoul 150 , South Korea
tel. 782-0839, 5867

 

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